On the one hand, I feel prepared to accept the Lord's will in all things. I do not want to ask for anything amiss.
On the other hand, I know that God is All-Powerful. He created all things and commands all things - every element and particle of life. All creations are subject to His will. Miracles can and do happen all the time.
Last night my husband and I talked about things, and it occurred to us that we should ask for that miracle. A miracle of remission. A miracle of healing and commanding the cancer to depart from my body. A miracle of treatment opportunities that will extend my life.
This morning my brother expressed a similar prompting. This evening our bishop's wife brought over dinner and expressed their family's discussion about the same thing. They feel the need to pray for a miracle and intend to "weary the Lord" on my behalf.
So here we go. I think it is time that we ask. We can still say "Thy will be done", but we can ask for this miracle. All things are possible with faith and prayer, subject to His will. The outcome is not certain, because we do not know His will. But we can show our hope and our faith by praying for this miracle, doing all we can, and then accepting the outcome with full knowledge that it was in accordance with a Heavenly plan.
Please let the prayers begin. Be specific and faithful. Be willing to accept the Lord's will, but express this collective desire for an extension of my life, for a remission of the cancer, and for the most effective treatments possible at the hands of skilled professionals.
Sometimes the miracle is not a specific outcome, but is instead the type of miracle that occurs in the hearts of the faithful as they express righteous desires to the Lord. We can petition for all that the Lord will do under these circumstances. I hope there is a specific type of outcome. I really want to survive this cancer. I want to live as long as I can, to raise my children and be with my family and accomplish all that can be done with my life. I ask all to please help me pray for this miracle. Once we have done this, I ask all to faithfully accept the outcome within the will of the Lord, grateful for all that will be done on my behalf.